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FDA to change rule on spent grain; will save brewers, farmers money

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The Food and Drug Administration will revise its proposed ruling on spent grain a week after Sen. Charles Schumer pushed for the change on a tour through New York.

Schumer said that during a personal phone call with the FDA commissioner, he received a commitment that the FDA would come up with a revised rule to allow the exchange of spent grain to continue.

Right now, brewers donate that spent grain to area farmers for feed. Some brewers said had the proposal gone through as is, they would not have been able to keep doing that because of the costs.

Farmers would have had to buy more feed, also costing them more money.

There's no word yet on what the revised rule will look like.

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